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Stevie's Crazy Kitchen

Antics of a CrazyCook 
May 23, 2011 7:22 pm 
Updated: May 24, 2011 2:53 am
While I cannont attest that I was truly "in gear" as it were, to go on  a crazy (manic!) cooking binge, it was a great day... 

My doc assures me that I'm not dead just yet, and friend paid a visit...  Now what will the crazykitchen whip up for dinner?

 I began with ground beef and pasta...  Cooked the meat with chopped green pepper and onion... dash of salt, of course.  A splash or two of Worcestershire... where next?  I made stroganoff last week, so was leaning toward a "goulash" type meal, when I remembered a partial jar of store bought marinara...  great, there's the tomato base!  What else might I find?  Added a small can of tomato sauce, adjusted seasonings, and put on the pasta to cook.  Once that had all done as it was meant to, and I mixed the two together, I decided that as I had some really poor mozzerella in the frige, I'd add it...  Kinda a lasagne type casserole?  At the last minute, I remembered about 1/2 C. or so of older cottage cheese... why not?  Baked it a bit, topped it with more mozzerella, and back into the oven.  Quite edible, surprisingly, and I was able to clear out a number of containers in the frige... a bit of this, a dab of that!  Considering my first thought was simply pasta, beef, stewed tom's (and perhaps additional tom. sauce...) it really was a rather tastey meal in a pot, as it were!

So, when the doc asked if I had any "issues," I asked was it "normal" for me to sleep 9+ hours a night, and still not really want to get up... not to mention the twice a day in between, that I almost nod off on my chair!  Turns out, that at least 4 of my daily meds are known for causing severe or extreme drowsiness!  Three are "head meds," so as I have a shrink appt tomorrow, I most certainly will ask her advice...  Change the med(s) change dosages, eliminate?

It just occurred to me that I owe some thank you's to some of you (well all, most likely!)  Anyway, I'll have to spend some time this eve looking back, and making notes of topics, names and recommendations!

Till then, be well, be happy, be CRAZY!
May 24, 2011 2:53 am
hey Stevie, sounds like you whipped up a great meal,all the good things you like in one dish,that has to be good,stay well friend...judy
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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